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EEW extends Hornsea Project One contract

EEW extends Hornsea Project One contract

UK: Steel pipe construction firm EEW has been awarded the full contract to supply 174 monopile foundations, after initially winning part of the contract in November 2016.

CWind wins Rampion cable installation deal

CWind wins Rampion cable installation deal

UK: Vessels supplier CWind has won a contract to install a fibre optic cable at E.on's 400MW Rampion project 13 kilometres off the coast of Sussex, southern UK.

Dredging International to install modular grid cables

Dredging International to install modular grid cables

BELGIUM: Dredging International has won a contract to install submarine power cables for the four-project modular offshore grid (MOG) in the North Sea.

Proposed French offshore zone shelved

Proposed French offshore zone shelved

FRANCE: New environment minister Nicolas Hulot has suspended consultations taking place over the proposed Bassure de Baas offshore zone, for up to 40 turbines, off Boulogne.

VIDEO: Walney Extension monopiles installed

VIDEO: Walney Extension monopiles installed

UK: Offshore wind contractor Van Oord has completed the installation of 87 monopiles at Dong Energy's 659MW Walney Extension project in the Irish Sea.

RSPB continues Scottish fight

RSPB continues Scottish fight

UK: A coalition of offshore wind companies has urged a bird protection charity to withdraw its application to appeal against the 450MW Neart Na Gaoithe offshore wind project.

in depth

Industry optimistic over offshore's future

UK: Confidence was high in London for Europe's biggest offshore event the year. Political opposition is fading as fast as costs are falling, and the industry is looking forward to sustained growth.

UK offshore wind enters the next chapter

UK: Dong Energy's Burbo Bank Extension is the first project to be commissioned after winning support in the UK's initial contracts for difference tender in 2014. David Milborrow looks at the balance sheet for this new round of offshore wind farms.

'Still some milestones ahead'

UK: Bigger turbines and the creation of a local supply chain are raising expectations for the future of offshore wind in the UK. The next step could be looking at export potential.

Foundations for life

WORLDWIDE: Are the negative effects of offshore wind farm construction on the marine environment balanced by the positive effects of boosting marine biodiversity once the foundations are in place? It is all a question of scale.

Jack-up load-up at Danish offshore hub

DENMARK: A busy day for Europe's offshore wind industry at Esbjerg Port in Denmark, with no fewer than seven jack-up vessels in harbour, loading up with turbine towers, nacelles, blades and rotor hubs.


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Blade O&M Forum

  • Tue 19 Sep 2017 - Thu 21 Sep 2017
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Blade Inspection, Damage & Repair

  • Tue 10 Oct 2017 - Thu 12 Oct 2017
  • Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel, Brussels, Belgium

Wind Farm Data Management and Analysis

  • Tue 17 Oct 2017 - Thu 19 Oct 2017
  • Ramada Hotel, Hamburg, Germany

Optimising Wind Farms In Cold Climates

  • Tue 24 Oct 2017 - Wed 25 Oct 2017
  • Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel, Antwerp, Belgium

Future Offshore Foundations

  • Wed 8 Nov 2017 - Fri 10 Nov 2017
  • Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel, Brussels, Belgium
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